Indian Arrivals

India Reigns as Top Source Market, Maldives Hits One Million Arrivals

With Additional Writing by Shahudha Mohamed and Anshika Singhal 2022 marks 50 years of tourism for the Maldives, the idyllic Indian Ocean tourist destination, often hailed as ‘paradise on earth’. Each year, the isles welcome throngs of visitors from all over the globe, seeking all things ranging from luxurious getaways to action-packed adventures. With tourism […]

A Look into Community-Based Tourism in the Maldives

How Soneva Inspires a Lifetime of Rare Experiences

Sustainability at Luau Beach Inn Maldives, Vaavu Fulidhoo

Luau Beach Inn Maldives is a fourteen-room guesthouse located in V.Fulidhoo, working towards implementing a greener practice into their business model. After thorough research and careful consideration, the management of Luau has ensured that the facility is equipped with energy saving technologies and diverted their focus on educating the guests to be more mindful about […]

The Burgeoning Coffee Market in Maldives

Coffee is a great way to start a day, and to many people it is an essential part of their daily routine. Surprisingly, prior to 2002, tea was the beverage of choice in the Maldives! Coffee arrived first as Melitta filter coffee, closely followed by LavAzza in 2003, paving the way for a whole new […]

FIRST LOOK: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Seclusion seamlessly blends with adventure at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Raa Atoll’s latest opening and Hyatt’s second Maldives property. Located 45 minutes from Velana International Airport (VIA), Alila Kothaifaru welcomed its first guests on 16 May 2022, opening doors to an awe-inspiring destination embraced by nature’s wonders. Combining minimalist elegance and its stunning nature, Alila Kothaifaru […]

Sustainable Tourism in Maldives

A Talent for Hospitality

Top 10 Family-Friendly Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is a renowned destination for couples, but it also has all the hallmarks of a great family holiday. From scenic seaplane journeys to dreamy villas to entertainment for all ages, the whole family can enjoy a guilt-free vacation in the Maldives. We bring you a roundup of some of the best Maldives resorts […]

Indulging Island Wanderlust – Reef Edge Thulusdhoo

Overlooking one of the most popular surf breaks in the destination, Reef Edge Thulusdhoo is a haven for both thrill-seekers and rejuvenators. Whether it’s surf season or any other, this homely guesthouse promises an exemplary stay with amazing hospitality that will have you returning repeatedly. Reef Edge Thulusdhoo welcomed its first guests in 2018 and […]

The Blue Economy and Climate Change

An Island Guide to K.Thulusdhoo

One of the Maldives’ most popular inhabited islands resides just a 25-minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport (VIA). Despite its growing popularity and development, the tranquil island of Thulusdhoo remains unspoiled, appealing to a wide range of travellers from around the world. Thulusdhoo is most known among surfers, beginners and experts alike. The […]